As a reward for completing a personal challenge (related to health), I got myself a couple of things from Yves Saint Laurent (YSL). I had picked up the YSL Rouge Volupte quite sometime ago and forgot to feature it here. So I am including it in this haul as well since it fits perfectly with the current makeup trend!
YSL makeup haul:
- Touche Eclat Radiant Touch 2.5 Luminous Vanilla
- Rouge Pur Couture Pure Color Satiny Radiance – 57 Pink Rhapsody
- Rouge Volupte Silky-Sensual Radiant lipstick – 15 Extreme Coral
- Gifts with purchase – Forever Youth Liberator Serum, Top Secrets UV Shield
When I first started reading beauty blogs and following strangers on their beauty journey, I had not heard of many international makeup brands I know now. I knew about Dior, Chanel, Elizabeth Arden, Shiseido, Estee Lauder, Revlon, Maybelline, L’Oreal Paris and Clinique but had no idea about YSL, NYX, Rouge Bunny Rouge, The Body Shop etc. I learnt about all of these from beauty bloggers. One of my favorite blogs was The Gloss Goss, which has long been deleted, and I somehow related to the blogger Tali. I took her recommendations and reviews seriously. When I went to Sweden, I tried every The Body Shop product she raved about and every LUSH bath bomb she mentioned. She was a huge fan of YSL Rouge Volupte and until then I had not heard others talk about it.
The packaging, color, pigmentation and the quality (judging from reviews) forced me to promise myself that I will buy at least one in my life. My priorities and choices were different then so spending so much on a lipstick was something I had never pondered about so owning one seemed like a big deal. I found YSL counter at The Galleria in ApgujeongRodeo and decided to grab one. I loved the coral shade and just one swipe of it won my heart.
A few days later, on a trip to Hyundai Department Store, Samseong (Co EX mall), I saw another YSL counter and could not stop myself from checking out the new shades. I have loved Chanel Eclat Lumiere so YSL Touche Eclat caught my eye. The SA was busy so I started looking around and swatched a few other lipsticks. The Raspberry Pink color of the shade #57 in the Rouge Pur Couture won my heart. And I bought both of them!
I know really good dupes are out there in the market but the “luxury” factor of the high end products always gets me! I am going to use these a lot and make sure I get my money’s worth! I know I write a lot of personal stories in my haul posts, do you like reading them? Or would you like me to come to the point? haha.